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Ulavi (Kannada: ಉಳವಿ) is a village in the Uttara Kannada district in the Indian state of Karnataka. Ulavi is a village about 75 kilometres (47 mi) from Karwar (via Kumbarawada) in Karnataka state, India.
|District||Uttara Kannada district|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
Ulavi is an important center of pilgrimage for people of the Lingayat faith. The Samadhi of Channabasavanna, one of the most revered saints of the Lingayat faith lies here. In the 12th century, Channabasavanna traveled from Kalyana to Ulavi before he died. Very close to this holy Samadhi is the Akka Nagalambike cave named after Nagalambike, Channabasavanna's mother and Basavanna's sister. The Ulavi jathre or congregations attracts pilgrims from all over Karnataka.
Ulavi is located at western ghatts. Thick forests here hold tiger, cheeta, elephant, sarang, cobra, and other wildlife.
The closest settlements are Dandeli, Dharwad, Hubli. Three daily buses serve the village via Dharwad from Hubli, Chitradurga, Haveri and Belgum.
Other local areas of interest include Sintheri Rock, Kali River, Anashi Reserve Forest, Supa Dam.
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